Following his successful defense of the title this Thursday in a match against the legendary Jushin Thunder Liger, “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori will now begin to prepare for his third defense of the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling has officially announced that Ishimori will defend the title against CMLL’s high-flying sensation Dragon Lee, who has time and time again made a case for himself as the best junior heavyweight wrestler on the planet today. The two came face-to-face at Thursday’s NJPW Anniversary event in Tokyo, leading to the company officially booking the match for The Garden.
Here’s a look at the updated match card:
IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match
Jay White (c) vs. 2019 New Japan Cup Winner
IWGP Champions vs. ROH Champions
Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. The Briscoes (c)
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match
Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Dragon Lee